A quick guide to Planning and Development within the Parish
The Local Planning Authority consults the Parish Council on all applications that have been received within the parish boundary. The Parish Council has no authority over the final decision and can only make a comment to either support, remain neutral or has concerns relating to the application.
- Town and Parish councils have no planning powers.
- They are statutory consultees with the same rights as a member of the public.
The planners work under strict guidelines and have to judge applications based on certain criteria. It can often be confusing when commenting on applications to know exactly which matters will be taken into account by the planning officers and which will not, so below is a list of the relevant (material) and irrelevant (non-material considerations) to try to help make sure that your comments have the maximum impact.
You can check with your local planning authority (Aylesbury Vale District Council) to see if your proposed work is in a conservation area.If you live in a conservation area, you will need planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area to do the following:
- Demolish a building with a volume of more than 115 cubic metres. There are a few exceptions – you can get further information from Aylesbury Vale District Council.
- To demolish a gate, fence, wall or railing over 1 metre high next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space; or over 2 metres high elsewhere.
Even if your proposals do not include the work mentioned above you should still check if an application is required. If your application is refused, granted with conditions or not determined within 8 weeks of it being validated by Aylesbury Vale District Council then you have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State.
What’s an Article 4 Direction?
Article 4 Directions can be invoked by the local planning authority (Aylesbury Vale District Council) to further prohibit the type of small alterations that would be usually allowed under Permitted Development rights even in a Conservation Area. These types of legislation specifically prohibit certain types of development and are specific to certain streets, parts of streets and even specific houses.
Typically they deal with repainting new colours on front doors, the banning of satellite dishes, even significant changes to gardens, and so on. Article 4 Directions can be specifically applied to houses – e.g. ‘at houses between 1-48 Church Road we only want front doors to have the following paint colour’ – or have a more blanket approach (such as ‘in the Churchill Conservation Area, we won’t allow satellite dishes at all without specific planning permission’).
Article 4 Directions are not specific to Conservation Areas and can be made outside of them — but by their nature, tend to be common in Conservation Areas. They are administered by the local planning authority (until a few years ago, the Secretary of State had to approve all Article 4 Directions) and, particularly in Conservation Areas, can be applied immediately, without consultation, if the local planning authority requires it.
If you want to make a change to your house that is prohibited by an Article 4, you will have to apply for planning approval. You can appeal against a decision, but you cannot appeal against an Article 4 Direction being applied to your house.
Material Planning Considerations – these are matters which planners have to take into account so your objections should be based on them.
- Local and National planning policies
- Overlooking/loss of privacy
- Loss of daylight/sunlight or overshadowing
- Scale and dominance
- Layout and density of buildings
- Appearance and design of development and materials proposed
- Disabled persons’ access
- Highway safety
- Traffic and parking issues
- Drainage and flood risk
- Noise, dust, fumes, pollution etc
- Impact on character or appearance of area
- Effect on listed buildings and conservation areas
- Effect on trees and wildlife/nature conservation
- Impact on the community and other services
- Economic impact and sustainability – is proposal viable?
- Planning history/previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
- Government Policy
Non-material Planning Considerations – these are the matters which are not relevant to planners.
- Who the applicant is/the applicant’s background
- Loss of views
- Loss of property value for adjoining property
- Loss of trade or increased competition for existing businesses
- Strength or volume of local opposition
- Construction noise, disturbance, problems during development
- Fears of damage to property
- Maintenance of property
- Boundary disputes, covenants or other property rights
- Rights of way
- Personal circumstances are generally not a material planning consideration
- Financial gain for developer
- Moral objections
- Retrospective application (i.e.: an application for work which has already been carried out)
- Track-record of applicant/developer
- Amendment to previous scheme
If you have any objections we strongly advise that you make your comments known to Aylesbury Vale District Council by either writing to them or by commenting on the application directly via the Planning Portal (Direct Link). Clicking on the speech bubble or the application heading will take you directly to the Aylesbury Vale District Council Planning Portal (Direct Link) where you can access full details of the application, view any associated plans, read any comments made by the Parish Council and view the status and decision, if it has been made. This page is updated every Monday with applications that have been validated by the Planning Authority during the previous week.
- Sycamore tree. pollarding tree to control its huge size.
15 Baker Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0LG
- Submission of details pursuant to Condition 7 (materials) and 8 (soft landscape) relating to Planning Permission 17/04005/APP
25 Quainton Road Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0LN
- Fell Horse Chestnut (HC1) Horse Chestnut (HC2) Lime (L1) Lime (L2) Reason: The car park area is to be upgraded into a shingle car parking area as the current parking is inadequate for the use of the area. The Car Park is being expanded to optimize the space as this is a busy parking area. Shingle finish is being used to help with the drainage of the parking area. Amenity value of the trees are low and the trees are currently in a juvenile cycle. the felling of these trees is necessary to obtain the maximum number of parking spaces. Re-pollard Pussy Willow (PW1) reason: to contain the shape and prevent damage to any fabric of the building or parked cars.
Waddesdon Bowls Club Silk Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire
- Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed single storey rear extension
91 Baker Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0LQ
- Submission of details pursuant to Condition 3 (Boundary treatments) 4 (Slab levels) 5 (Landscaping) and 7 (Surface water drainage) relating to Planning Permission 14/02351/APP
Land To East Of 14 And 27 New Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0LR
- On behalf of UK Power Newtorks Plc, Savills is submitting this notice under the terms of Overhead Lines (exemption) (england and wales) regulations 2009. The exemption regulatiosn require the council to determine, within six weeks of reciept this notice, whether it considers the rpoposed works, as ountilines below and shown on the attached plan, is likely to have a significant adverse effect on the environemnet by completing and retunring the attached form, in duplicate.
Waddesdon Village Hall High Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0LQ
- Outline planning application, to include demolition of 3 dwellings with access to be considered and all other matters reserved for residential development of up to 90 dwellings
Land To The Rear Of Quainton Road Waddesdon Buckinghamshire
- Erection of two-storey building comprising sixteen units of Sheltered Accommodation
Land Rear Of 23 Anstey Close Waddesdon Buckinghamshire
- Outline application with layout to be considered and all other matters reserved for subsequent approval for the demolition of agricultural buildings and the construction of a residential development comprising of 16 dwellings and revised access arrangements.
Littleton Manor Farm Bicester Road Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP18 0JR
- Determination as to whether prior approval is required in respect of transport & highway impact, noise, contamination risk, flooding and locational considerations for the conversion of a B8 storage building (unit 1) into one dwelling under Class P
Middle Blackgrove Farm Berryfields Waddesdon Buckinghamshire HP22 4AD
- Submission of detail pursuant to Condition 7 -Samples/details of all materials proposed to be used on the external surfaces including all parking and circulation areas; 9 – Implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a written scheme of investigation; 10 – Details of both hard and soft landscape works and 13 – Details of all floodlighting, including winter columns or other forms of external lighting on planning permission 13/01390/APP
Land Adj The Bail Cottage Silk Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire
- Submission of detail pursuant to Condition 5 – Provision to accommodate all site operatives’, visitors’ and construction vehicles loading, off-loading, parking and turning within the site during the construction period; 7 – Samples/details of all materials to be used on external surfaces of the development; 9 – Implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a written scheme of investigation; 10 – Full details of both hard and soft landscape works and 12- Tree protection on planning permission 13/01390/APP.
Land Adj The Bail Cottage Silk Street Waddesdon Buckinghamshire